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Wirral allays recycling fears

Wirral County Council (WCC) has moved to allay local fears surrounding where waste goes by stating that the majority of it is processed on the authoritys doorstep.

While national television and newspaper articles have raised disposal questions in the UK, waste collected from its 30,000 homes now goes directly to the materials recycling facility at Bidston.

The new site has been set up by Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority, with paper, glass and plastic among the resources that are being recycled. The material is sorted and then sent on to be processed.

WCC director of technical services David Green addressed concerns. He said: We are really pleased with the response so far [to its recycling scheme] but are aware of some peoples concerns that their recycling is not being recycled.

Let me assure you it is. Recycling is not something to joke about; it is something that has to happen so that we can protect our environment and dispose of the waste we create.

All waste streams are now being reused, with Liverpool-based Centriforce an example of the outlets. It is taking plastic to be used in a variety of industrial, agricultural and leisure applications.

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